a boy discovers a mechanism at the TWRM sciencentre


Permanent exhibition

Recommended for children aged 5 - 13 years

Exhibition Guide

Queensland Museum Rail Workshops


Unleash your inner scientist at the Sciencentre. Follow your curiosity, ask questions, test your ideas and use your imagination in this fun and experience-rich environment.

Find out more about the science behind train travel, challenge your friends, solve puzzles and learn how science is a part of the things we do every day.

Explore the world of science through play with over 20 interactive stations including:

  • Rising spark – how far can the electrical spark jump?
  • Jumping disk – move the ring without touching it.
  • Convection currents – how does heat make water flow?
  • Train wheels – which set of wheels will stay on the track?
  • Catenary arch – build a stable arch without glue or nails.

Entry to Sciencentre is free with museum admission. Visit as much as you like in one year by purchasing an Annual Pass.

Exhibition Guide

The Sciencentre Exhibition Guide provides an overview of the experience, including information about the different zones and highlights, things to do, think or talk about in the gallery and a gallery map.

Sciencentre at Queensland Museum Rail Workshops

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